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Walmart Exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtroopers Arriving (Online Orders)

Walmart’s exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper is finally seeing some distribution thanks to them being in stock online, though at a pretty high markup.

Personal Note:  Mine arrived today, and damn what a fine figure it is!  Hopefully Hasbro and Disney are taking notes that great army builders like this should be packed heavily in basic assortments as opposed to being an exclusive.  And just imagine how much better the TVC retail landscape would look if Wave One of TVC had two of these packed into each case instead of repacks of Rey and Jyn?

Five Below Continues to Restock TBS 6″ Figures

I went by my local Five Below yesterday to see how many TBS figures were left after Christmas… and it was a lot.  After being down to just stacks of Jyn, Cassian, and Krennic, they had restocked the pegs yet again to the max with more figures.

Any guesses as to what other 6″ waves they might be getting in after the Baze / Chirrut wave?  Or will it be isolated to just this one wave getting dumped there?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

Force Link Toys on Clearance at Target

Target stores are putting Force Link items on clearance now that the Christmas rush is over.   Chances are these will be marked down lower in the coming weeks.

Personal Note:  My local store only had the single figures marked on clearance, and the 2-pks with “The Last Jedi” label marked down.  The “Solo” 2-pks were still scanning at full price.  I didn’t bother to scan anything else.

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Yakface.com, we would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that good stuff!

We hope you take time to reflect on what really matters, and are able to spend quality time with those that you love, and we appreciate you all for being part of our corner in the collecting community.

Of course, if you received any Star Wars goodies under the tree, feel free to post pics here or in our forums too.

Yak’s Top Ten: Rogue One

Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round, taking us to the events of Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from Rogue One?  Post your TVC wish list HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wish list right HERE.

Note:  Wish lists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

TBS 6″ Series Figures Cheap at Ross

Full divisions of Snowtroopers are marching in for the ridiculously low price of $3.99 at Ross.  If you’re looking to army build General Leia Organa, she’s even cheaper at $2.99.

Personal Note:  In general, is supply of 6″ figures exceeding demand?  With 5 Below stores drowning in figures for $5.00 each, very little retail distribution of a ton of figures from The Last Jedi, deep discounts on this line’s vehicles and deluxe type figures, are we seeing some warning signs with Hasbro’s “bread and butter” line?

Yakfinities Voting is Open

A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge will commence in January.

Right now, registered forum members can vote on the theme.  The categories are:  Medics, Scoundrels, Entertainers, Knights of Ren, Undercover Jedi, Swoop Gang Members, Desert Gear Characters, and Concept/What If Series.

If you are registered in our forums, click here to vote!

How Low Can They Go?

If you have a Gordmans store in your area, the Rogue One AT-ACT has been marked down to $49.99.  So if you’ve held off on getting this, or looking for a fun Christmas present at a good price,  you may want to pick this up if you are able to.

Personal Note:  If Hasbro had not over-engineered this thing with the app, walking feature, Nerf, etc… and had instead made it more on par with THIS, it would have performed much better for retailers.   What say you?